Test Equipment

Diagnose Fatigue-Induced Failure in Cables in Motion

A major concern in robotics applications, cables in motion experience fatigue that can cause failures whether or not that motion is constant. Cable and harness test systems can help identify the source.   Cables in motion experience fatigue that can cause complete or intermittent failures, whether or not that motion is constant. Cable and harnessRead More

Q&A: PC-Based Cable and Harness Test Systems

There are several options for testing cable assemblies, and CAMI Research makes the case for feature-rich, cost-efficient PC-based cable and harness test systems. Q: What are the available options for wire and harness testing and how do they compare? There are three categories of test systems on the market: PC-based (external control), microprocessor-controlled, and embeddedRead More

Pasternack 75-Ohm Test Cables Up to 3GHz

Pasternack 75-ohm test cables up to 3GHz are ultra-durable and offer excellent insertion and return loss. Pasternack released its newest line of 75-ohm test cables with operation up to 3GHz. These rugged cable assemblies are specially designed to withstand the rigors of test lab use and applications in 75-ohm communications systems. Technicians commonly rely on these high-frequencyRead More

Testing Copper Cabling: Verify, Qualify, Certify

The Continental Automated Buildings Association and Communication Planning Corporation have developed a cable test guide to assist you in testing copper cabling. The excerpt below examines the types of tools available for proper testing.   Copper testing tools can be classified into one of three broad hierarchical groups – verification, qualification, and certification. There is also aRead More

Ironwood Electronics’ Stamped Spring Pin Socket to Test BGA243

Ironwood Electronics’ stamped spring pin socket lets you test your 12x12mm BGA device using an extreme temperature socket. Ironwood Electronics introduced a new stamped spring pin socket to address the high-performance requirements for testing BGA243 – CBT-BGA-7020. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 31g actuation force per ball with a cycle life of 500,000 insertions. TheRead More

Megger Handheld TDR for Mixed Paired Metallic Cables

The new Megger handheld TDR locates faults up to 12 miles on mixed paired metallic cables. Megger now offers a handheld time domain reflectometer (TDR) that locates faults on mixed paired metallic cables. The CFL535G can test the capabilities of connections and locate faults for up to 12 miles (20 km). This high-resolution, compact TDRRead More

VPI Now Offering Cable Length Testers

March 4, 2013—Portable, battery-operated design checks for open circuits, short circuits, and cross connections, and allows one person to check both ends of installed wiring.

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